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Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Aqua Teen Hunger Force

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'Aqua Teen Hunger Force':

Aqua Teen Hunger Force debuted on Adult Swim on December 30, 2000. in 2011, the cartoon was retitled Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, then Aqua Something You Know Whatever in 2012. In the animated comedy series, Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad (human-sized fast food items) live together in a rental home in suburban New Jersey they share and destroy. Sometimes they're visited by odd villains. The rest of the time, they like to hang out in their next-door neighbor Carl's above-ground swimming pool.

Past Adventures:

Aqua Teen Hunger Force has had many strange adventures. Well, perhaps "adventures" overstates it a bit. Mostly strange things happen to Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad. Like the time the school bus of the undead rolled up. Or when that possessed sandwich appeared. Or the time Meatwad bought a depressive, suicidal doll.

Characters:

Master Shake (Dana Snyder Squidbillies, The Penguins of Madagascar, The Venture Bros.), the self-appointed team leader, has a big mouth, a small attention span and no work ethic.

Frylock (Carey Means), the only reasonable member of the group, is a box of french-fried potatoes. Potatoes with power.

Meatwad (Dave Willis) rounds out the squad, with his - you guessed it - round mound of meat. And he is talented, too; at any given moment, he can take the shape of a hot dog or an igloo.

Carl is the would-be womanizer who lives next door. He supervised the Team in his pool while he smokes his cigars.

Movie:

In 2007, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters was released, the same summer as The Simpsons Movie. The plot was as mixed up as any episode, bringing back favorite characters along with guest stars Bruce Campbell and Neil Peart, of the band Rush.

Creators:

Dave Willis was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1970, but spent most of his youth in Conyers, Georgia. Willis graduated from Wake Forest University, with a degree in political science.

Throughout high school and college, Willis created short films, worked as a local production assistant and did graphic arts. He eventually began working at Cartoon Network, slowly moved through the ranks and became the producer of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. There he began working with his writing partner, Matt Maiellaro.

Matt Maiellaro was born in Pensacola, Florida, in 1966. He attended the University of Central Florida, the University of Southern Mississippi and received his associate's degree at Pensacola Junior College.

His entertainment career began at a public television station based at Pensacola Junior College. After a brief stint working at TBS answering viewer mail, Maiellaro worked on the feature film Darkman as a production assistant. He also served as assistant director on Hellraiser III Children of the Corn II, Ring of Steel and Kleptomania He then moved to San Francisco to develop video games. In 1993, he returned to Atlanta as a writer on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast where he met co-creator Dave Willis.

Maiellaro and Willis pitched Aqua Teen Hunger Force, based on three talking fast food products that appeared in a never produced Space Ghost episode. Cartoon Network miraculously gave them the greenlight, and after premiering in September, 2001, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is one of the most popular shows on Adult Swim.

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